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Old 03-03-2008, 10:03 AM   #41
ShadyRascal
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I think the best way would be full of all fluids except gas, due to the differing tank capacities.

The factory weight ratings are dubious I believe at best.

I bought a new-from-the-crate Yamaha YFZ450 (atv) recently. Factory weight rating is 350 dry. I took it right to a certified shipping scale, not a drop in the gas tank, and it weighed 372.

Two quarts of oil and a quart of anti-freeze is probably not 22 pounds.

Pisses me off actually, people who are spending 7 grand on a race atv (or anything else) should be provided truthful specs.
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